Portland events calendar for April 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do in April 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Tulip festival

April 1 - 30, 2015 (March 27 - May 3)

35 miles south

See 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & cafe, and check the weekend-events schedule for Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.

Beer and wine festival

April 3 - 4, 2015 (uncertain)

1.5 miles NE

Spring Beer & Wine Fest brings 80 Northwest beers, wines and spirits, gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and chef seminars to Oregon Convention Center.

Scooter party

April 3 - 5, 2015

Portland locations

Spring Scoot is a weekend of rides and social events for riders of mopeds, scooters, and bicycles. Free.

Wine tasting in Columbia River Gorge

April 3 - 26, 2015

100 miles east

Buy a passport for weekend tastings and events at dozens of wineries during April Passport Month.

Rabbit romp at the zoo

April 4, 2015

3 miles west

Oregon Zoo Rabbit Romp features candy-egg hunts by age group every 20 minutes, bunnies to pet, bunny crafts, and games at the Oregon Zoo.

Egg hunt at the dairy

April 4, 2015

6.4 miles SW

Children from 3 to 5 and from 6 to 8 hunt for candy and prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt at Alpenrose Dairy.

Easter egg hunts

April 4 - 5, 2015

Portland locations

See a list of Portland Area Easter Egg Hunts.

Easter restaurants

April 5, 2015

Portland locations

OpenTable has a list of restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Auto parts swap

April 9 - 12, 2015

7 miles north

Choose from 2 auto-parts swap meets this weekend.

Bridge to Brews

April 12, 2015

2 miles north

The Bridge to Brews 8k and 10k run/walk begins and ends at the Widmer Brothers Brewery and goes over the Fremont and Broadway bridges.

Portland Lindy Exchange

April 17 - 18, 2015

Portland locations

Lindy hop dancers gather during Portland Lindy Exchange for dancing to jazz and swing bands at venues all over the city.

Big garage sale

April 18, 2015

7 miles north

Shop from hundreds of sellers at Portland’s Largest Garage Sale at Portland Expo Center. Early entry costs more. Repeats in Nov.

Hardy plant sale

April 18 - 19, 2015

7 miles north

Shop for new and time-tested plants as well as garden art at Hortlandia, a plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) at Portland Expo Center. Free.
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Taste of the Nation

April 23, 2015 (uncertain)

0.5 mile NW

Enjoy gourmet food from 30 restaurants, fine wine and beer from 25 wineries and breweries, cocktails, local music, and a silent auction at Taste of the Nation Portland in McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.

Beer & food pairings

April 23, 2015

43 miles south

Enjoy courses of small plates paired with beer from local breweries at Brewer’s Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Children’s consignment sale

April 24 - 26, 2015

7 miles north

Bring a bag to fill with clothing, toys, and gear at the Just Between Friends consignment sale at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in Sept. Free entry.

Beer in the garden

April 24 - 26, 2015

43 miles south

Try beer from 60 breweries, vote for your favorites, enjoy good food, and hear live music at Oregon Garden Brewfest at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Seafood & wine festival

April 24 - 26, 2015

87 miles NW

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival features coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, and wine tasting. Children are free on Sunday.

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

April 25, 2015

6 miles SE

The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade is followed by a carnival and car show at Eastport Plaza. Free.

Agricultural festival

April 25 - 26, 2015

46 miles south

Experience life on the farm. Plant a seedling, ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, pet a rabbit, or even dig for potatoes at Oregon Ag Fest at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

Kids’ consignment sale

April 2015 (undated)

16 miles east

Buy used clothing, toys, and gear at the Super Kids Resale event at Gresham Town Fair. Repeats in Sept. Free.

Wine tasting

April 2015 (undated)

1 mile NW

Get a taste from 25 Columbia Gorge wineries at Portland Grand Tasting at Cerulean Skies Winery.

Satire festival

April 2015 (undated)

3 miles SE

Faux Film Festival shows fake commercials, movie trailers, and TV shows; sci-fi and horror spoofs; and mock music videos at Clinton Street Theater.

Historic kitchen tour

April 2015 (undated)

Portland locations

Get renovation ideas by visiting 8 restored, historic kitchens on the self-guided Kitchen Revival Tour.

Vampire’s Masquerade Ball

April 2015 (undated)

1 miles east

Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is a formal gala at the Melody Ballroom with gothic and industrial music, a classic midnight waltz, full bars, and a catered meal.

Urban scavenger hunt

April 2015 (undated)

1.5 miles SE

Your team of 2 to 4 people will solve clues, tackle challenges, and race for cash prizes in the Great Urban Race beginning at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub.

Pet fair

April 2015 (undated)

7 miles north

Bring your pet to Northwest Pet & Companion Fair to shop for supplies, see a pet fashion show, play with pets, or even adopt at Portland Expo Center. Free.

Hood River Blossom Festival

April 2015 (undated)

81 miles east

Drive the 35-mile Fruit Loop to see blossoming fruit trees, stop at farms, taste beer or wine, and visit a craft fair at the fairgrounds during Hood River Blossom Fest. See schedule.

Bicycle movies

April 2015 (undated)

2.5 miles SE

See short films about bicycling and attend the wild street party on opening night at Filmed by Bike Film Festival at the Clinton Street Theater.

Portland Fashion Week

April 2015 (undated)

1.5 miles NE

Portland Fashion Week showcases local designers and retailers in juried runway shows with live music at the Oregon Convention Center and satellite locations. Repeats in Sept.

Wear a red dress

April 2015 (undated)

1.5 miles NE

Men and women wear red dresses, drink red cocktails, and dance at the Red Dress Party for charity at Sandbox Studio.

Bizarre miniature golf

April 2015 (undated)

0.5 miles south

Smash Putt is weird mechanized miniature golf with interactive art, robots, golf-ball cannons, and a bar at 140 NW 4th Ave. Must be age 21 with ID.

Orchid show

April 2015 (undated)

1.5 miles NE

See thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale at the Oregon Orchid Show & Sale, billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, at Ambridge Event Center.

Ballet

April 2015 (undated)

8 miles SW

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre showcases its best aspiring dancers at an Annual Performance at Newmark Theatre.

Food cart festival

April 2015 (undated)

1 mile SE

Buy a ticket to taste samples from 50 food carts at Eat Mobile in the parking lot of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Sells out.
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